Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, says his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is not a personal attack on the country’s leader.
Kukah, who made this known in an interview on a television programme yesterday, while echoing his points, said that he had nothing personal against the President but his policies which according to him, even the President’s wife, A’isha Buhari, also disagrees with.
Recall that the cleric has been in the news over his Easter sermon, in which he said the Buhari administration is in hibernation mode while the country is broken and divided. He had said the only thing thriving in the country is corruption, warning that Nigeria must be reclaimed from its impending slide to anarchy.
His commentary spurred a response from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, who accused Kukah of always spreading hate against his principal.
The Bishop reiterated that Buhari has done “a bad job” as president, adding that “even his wife has also disagreed with his policies”.
According to him, he has great respect for the President and his person, who he considers a gentleman but when he assesses him as a President, he has failed woefully in the delivery of his job.
He challenged the presidential spokesperson to point out “one thing about the message that I preached that you disagree with and let’s discuss”.
“Those guys should not sit in their air-conditioned office drinking coffee and think everything is honky-donkey. Let them disagree with the text of my message”.
Kukah, who affirmed that he speaks directly with the President said that his criticism of the government is nothing personal but the zeal to see things get better in the country.